I was injured at work 5 1/2 years ago. I was lifting at work in California and hurt my back. My first surgery involved trimming the disc and bone. That made matters worse. The disc collapsed and led to another surgery. I was one of the first in my state to have disc replacement. The replacement gave no relief in pain. Everything stayed the same. Ive had a TON of other minor surgeries injections ect. My doc now thinks that the first doctor got a nerve that is causeing MAJOR cramping and the back pain I have. He now wants to put rods in my back to lock everything down. After saying yes to the new surgery comp said no. They now want me to see another doctor they picked. My attorney told me I have no choice but to see them. The problem is they made the appointment five months out! They said they have nothing sooner. Im now on my 3rd month of waiting. I found a PI on my street that followed my wife and I about 18 miles the other day. My wife was shocked to see he following us. I ended up following him,lol. I follwed him and until he knew I was on to him. I dont understand with all this proof of injury why they would do this. Do you think they spaced out my appointment for this reason? Between the first and second surgery I wanted to go back to work. I asked the doctor to give me a note for light duty. He didnt want to but ended up giving me one. It said I couldnt lift more then 20 lbs and would have to take a 15min break every two hours. I took it to my boss and told him I would sweep floors or whatever. They said no and to just go home. My report also says I can walk up to 2 miles if I push it without stopping. With this info what can they dig up on me? Heres the deal I LOVED my job and want to in time go back, if I can. I dont care about a settlement I just want my back fixed. If I go to their doc and he says theres nothing that can be done. Does it all end there? I have other doctors saying they can try other things. I want to try until nothing else can be tried or until Im better! Thanks for any bit of info. BTW please dont say ask your attorney. They never return calls. I would get a new one but after California reformed work comp no ones taking cases.